Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

MICKY'S THE MAN! Brace Sees off Threat

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

MICKY'S THE MAN! Brace Sees off Threat

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Byline: By ANTHONY VICKERS

NORTON continued to set the promotion pace in Division Two as they came from behind to win 3-2 at rock bottom Prudhoe.

The basement boys caused a shock as they twice carved out a lead with Potts and Haddock on target but both times the table-topping Ancients hit back through fit again front-man Micky Dunwell.

And then Marcus Laing got the winner to make it three league wins on the bounce for Norton and 11 goals in that sizzling sequence.

With Whitehaven being pegged back by Esh Winning just behind them, Norton stretched their lead at the top to a healthy four points.

Marske bounced straight back from their first defeat in 15 matches to win 2-0 away at strugglers Darlington RA and keep pace with the promotion pack.

The Seasiders had lost 3-0 at top flight Dunston in midweek to end their club record run.

They needed to work hard to prise open a RA side that defended in numbers and in the first half they found it difficult to create chances.

But in the second half they started to get into the box and twice won penalties that Craig Skelton dispatched with ease.

Marske are up to fourth and have games in hand on all the teams above.

Stokesley got back on track after their wobble with a 2-1 win away at lowly Washington.

They had crashed out of the FA Vase and League Cup with successive defeats to top flight teams but hit back to stay in touch with the pack.

Steve Newham put them ahead but Pennington levelled for Washington. Then, after a spell of heavy pressure, Lev Yalcin got the winner on his return from a three-match ban.

Guisborough Town clawed back within reach of the pack as they came from behind to beat lowly North Shields 3-1 at home.

The visitors went ahead in the first half, but after the break the Priorymen stepped up a gear and levelled through David Onions, then went ahead as Richie Storr crashed home a rebound before Luke Bythway wrapped it up with his third successful spot kick of the season.

Also in division two struggling Thornaby went down fighting as they lost 5-2 at fourth placed Hebburn. …

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